Date: 14th February 2020 at 7:57am
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Liverpool fans have flocked to Twitter to respond to claims made by former England manager Steve McClaren on Virgil van Dijk.

This comes after Liverpool fan account @AnfieldWatch shared a post on their Twitter page of a video clip originally posted by Football Daily of McClaren speaking on Sky Sports.

McClaren claimed that Van Dijk would be the only player from the current Liverpool team that would make it into the 1999 treble-winning Manchester United squad.

Which side is better?

1999 United team

1999 United team

2020 Liverpool team

2020 Liverpool team

This post then gathered a lot of replies from Liverpool fans who were quick to share their reactions to this claim from McClaren.

Here’s a sample of Liverpool fans responding to the post:

The former manager was asked which Liverpool players from this current side would be good enough to play in United’s 1999 season. When McClaren claimed that the Dutch defender would be the only player good enough to play in that team, a lot of Liverpool fans took offence that he didn’t include any other Reds players.

What do we think?

McClaren’s comments were always going to cause a bit of a stir with the Liverpool fans on Twitter when he’s basically saying that the 1999 United team are wholly better than this current Liverpool side, bar Van Dijk. As he was just asked a hypothetical question about how good both sides are, it appears that the Liverpool fans have taken McClaren’s answer a bit too much to heart.